Destiny in the desert
Renowned broadcaster and historian Jonathan Dimbleby presents the full story of the desert victory that cleared a path into Europe.
It was the British victory at the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 that inspired one of Churchill's most famous aphorisms: 'This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning'.Dimbleby describes the political and strategic realities that lay behind the battle, charting the lead up to the victory at El Alamein. Destiny in the Desert is about politicians and generals, diplomats, civil servants and soldiers. It is about forceful characters and the tensions and rivalries between them. Dimbleby creates a vivid portrait of a struggle which for Churchill marked the turn of the tide - and which for the soldiers on the ground involved fighting and dying in a foreign land.
Hard cover, photographs, 384 pages.